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Tyler Alexander and a trio of home runs power Erie SeaWolves to victory

Scores, news and notes from around the Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Erie SeaWolves 6, Harrisburg Senators 3 (box)

A three-run rally in the second inning proved got the SeaWolves out to an early lead in this one. Three home runs then slammed the door as they put away the Senators with a surprising display of power. Gabriel Quintana, A.J. Simcox and Grayson Greiner all played long ball Sunday afternoon. Tyler Alexander was solid, spinning 6 23 innings with three earned runs to five strikeouts on the day. Mike Zagurski struck out three straight in his inning of work, while Sean Donatello picked up his sixth save.

Simcox: 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 3B, 2 SO

Quintana: 2-4, R, RBI, HR, 2 SO

Alexander (W, 3-4): 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 HR, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves have Monday off, and travel to New Hampshire to kick off a three game set on Tuesday. Beau Burrows (4-3, 1.23 ERA), the Tigers #3 ranked prospect will get his first start at the Double-A level.

Lansing Lugnuts 8, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)

Both teams came out swinging in this one, putting up nine runs in the first inning. Whitecaps’ starter, Eudis Idrogo, who had thus far been excellent on the year, was knocked out of this one in the first inning. He allowed five earned runs and was replaced by middle reliever Trent Szkutnik who went five scoreless innings to keep the Whitecaps in this one. Solo shots in the sixth and seventh innings from 2B Chad Sedio and CF Cam Gibson gave the Whitecaps a late lead, but Jason Foley blew his first save of the season.

Gibson: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, HR, BB

Idrogo: 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, BB, SO

Coming Up Next: Anthony Gutierrez (4-3, 3.86 ERA) gets the ball on Tuesday as the Loons come to town after the Whitecaps off day on Monday.

The Toledo Mud Hens game on Sunday against Scranton Wilkes/Barre RailRiders was postponed due to rain. Anthony Vasquez (1-2, 6.28 ERA) gets the ball on Monday night as the Mud Hens welcome in the Indianapolis Indians.

The Lakeland Flying Tigers were also rained out on Sunday. They’ll play an evening double-header against Bradenton to make up the game. Matt Hall (3-5, 4.75 ERA) gets the start in game one, while no starter is yet announced for the nightcap.